Cardinals will have joint preseason practices for 2nd straight year

The Arizona Cardinals went years without holding joint practices in the preseason with another team. They held two days of joint practices last preseason in 2023 with the Minnesota Vikings under head coach Jonathan Gannon.

Gannon said on Tuesday in Orlando at the NFL’s annual league meeting that the Cardinals would hold joint practice again this year, per Darren Urban.

The details and opponent are not known yet, as preseason opponents and schedules have not been announced and won’t likely be until May.

Last year, it was the final week of the preseason and they used those practices to get starters competitive reps before the rookies and backups played in the preseason finale.

The Cardinals will play two road preseason games this year because they get nine home games.

The Cardinals would not hold joint practice in Arizona. State Farm Stadium is not big enough to hold joint practices inside with two teams with full preseason 90-man rosters, so they would have to practice outside and teams generally do not want to practice in Phoenix’s August summer heat.

So we know the Cardinals will practice against another team. We just don’t know when or against whom.

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